Halfway Human

Carolyn Ives Gilman
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Halfway Human


This was a fascinating book. It's about a planet that has three sexes: male, female, and neuter. The plot follows one neuter as it recounts its life story to humans from another planet. While the book is basically about sexuality, it is more strongly about slavery and oppression and the what happens to the minds of slaves. The book is a rough read, particularly because of the sexual abuse the main character endures, and also because of the slave mentality that the main character can't seem to break out of. I really enjoyed it, though, finding it a provocative tale that mirrors so much of society today in many different ways.

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